Sidney, a fast-growing, picturesque central Maine town of just over four thousand people, is located between Augusta and Waterville along the west side of the Kennebec River. Sidney was settled in the 1760's as part of Vassalboro and was incorporated as a town on January 30, 1792. The town was named for Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) who was English poet, courtier and soldier, and is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan Age.
Once an agricultural community known especially for its production of hay and apples, Sidney is still home to working farms and retains its rural character. Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District. Bordered on the west by Messalonskee Lake, Sidney is a welcoming community that offers recreational opportunities, successful businesses, an excellent education for its children, and friendly neighbors!
** STORM CLOSING NOTICE: The Town of Sidney will CLOSE during inclement weather if State Offices close or if the Selectboard deems necessary. Please find our storm closing on local television and radio stations. **
Due to the winter storm our office will be CLOSED at 12:00 today, Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
We will re-open for normal business hours Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from noon to 7:30PM.
Sorry for any inconveniences!
* Superintendent Gartley has rescheduled the Town Governance meeting for Wednesday, March 21st @ 6PM, at Messalonskee Middle School. *
Sidney is currently seeking a back up animal control officer.
See Job Openings under Town Business for more details.
** Effective March 7th, 2018 trash sticker prices increased to$1.50 per sticker, or $7.50 per sheet- to help cover rising costs. **
VOTING for the following Officer positions will occur on
Friday, March 23, 2018, 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm:
One - Selectman, Assessor, Overseer of the Poor ~ 1 year term
One - Selectman, Assessor, Overseer of the Poor ~ 2 year term
One - Selectman, Assessor, Overseer of the Poor ~ 3 year term
One - RSU#18 School Board Director ~ 3 year term
The Annual Town Meeting will be held:
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to the end of business
Place: JH Bean School, 2896 Middle Road, Sidney
There are many residents that have come upon hard times and are in need of heating aid. These people are employed and they generally are not eligible for General Assistance. By the generosity of those in better circumstances these families can be helped by the Town of Sidney Heat Fund. In order to keep this fund available we are asking for your help in donating what you can. Please make the check out to Town of Sidney and mail to 2986 Middle Road, Sidney, ME 04330 or stop by the Town Office and drop off what you can. We thank you in advance for your generosity.